Eliza Long

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Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.<p>The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from …

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

<i>Update at 4:05 p.m. ET.</i><p>The U.S. State Department has released satellite images it says back up the assertion by Washington and Kiev that Russian forces are firing artillery into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.<p>In a four-page document titled <i>Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine</i>, …

Ebola Outbreak Is a 'Threat' to Britain, Foreign Secretary Says

Health news<p>LONDON - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond held a top-level government meeting Wednesday to discuss the outbreak of the highly infectious Ebola virus across West Africa which he warned posed a threat to Britain. Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and …

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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.<p>A special forces officer said they had to abandon their main camp in the southeast of Benghazi …

Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1097000/1097092_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397763_26f18379357faf3b42a4fec1f751046b<p><b>A reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza.</b><p>In an …

Deaths reported in Egypt bomb blast

Police officer says three people killed in explosion near Cairo possibly detonated explosive device by mistake.<p>Three people have been killed in a car-bomb blast in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, according to Egyptian state media.<p>Security officials were quoted as saying those killed were carrying …

Official: Landslides trap 170 people or more in western India

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.<p>At least 30 bodies had been recovered Thursday as the search continued. Eight survivors were pulled out with injuries, said Suresh Jadhav, a district …

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back …

Ebola outbreak: pan-African airline halts flights to west African countries

Pan-African airline ASKY has suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the Liberian football association cancelled games as fears grow of the spread of the Ebola virus.<p>The move by the Togo-based carrier follows the death of one of its passengers from the virus …

U.S. official: Spy plane evaded Russians

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

Israel pounds southern Gaza; Hamas suggests missing soldier is dead

Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.<p>The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with airstrikes and shelling and the country's leaders said …

8 dead, hundreds missing in Nepal landslide

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup.<p>Police said eight bodies have been …

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Riot in Liberia over Ebola Quarantine

Scottish independence: The class issue

Do you have something to lose? If you do, you will very likely vote 'No' in the Scottish independence referendum. If not, you'll probably vote …

If Scotland becomes independent, did a Brit still win Wimbledon?

It was the moment Britain waited 77 years for. Novak Djokovic hit the net. Andy Murray turned towards the crowd, dropped his racket and started …

Opinion: Scotland’s Future – a view from the Gallery

I’ve recently had the chance to work in the Scottish Parliament during August, and it’s been a really great experience. On Thursday, I was fortunate …

Government Security Envoy to the Kurdistan region of Iraq appointed

A Downing Street spokesperson said:<p>The government is stepping up its efforts to help Iraq defeat<p>ISIL(Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) terrorists.<p>…

Scottish independence: Sir Walter Scott would support the Union

Though proud of his country, the author of Rob Roy felt equally Scottish and British<p>Asked last year how Sir Walter Scott would have voted in the coming referendum, First Minister Alex Salmond said: “I’d like to think he might have moved towards a 'Yes’.”<p>I would like to think he might have done no …

Scottish independence: Alex Salmond urged to 'go negative' in TV debate against Alistair Darling

First Minister must play up the risks of status quo to win over undecided voters, election expert says as anticipation builds for second clash<p>Alex Salmond has been urged to forget attempts at positive campaigning and "go negative" in tonight's independence TV debate against Alistair Darling.<p>The …

Spain and Belgium 'would veto an independent Scotland's EU membership'

Ruairi Quinn, former president of EU's finance council, predicts secessionist movements in both countries would mean they block membership application<p>Both Spain and Belgium would block an independent Scotland's application to join the European Union, a former president of the EU's finance council …

Sir Walter Scott would not have voted for independence, descendent says

Sir Walter Scott was a loyal unionist, despite Alex Salmond's claims he may have voted Yes, his great-great-great-great grandson Matthew Maxwell Scott says<p>Sir Walter Scott would not have supported Scottish independence, his descendent has said, as he rebuffs First Minister Alex Salmond’s claim the …

Yes Scotland tells supporters to tweet controversial NHS claims during TV debate

New one-page 'debate guide' including section on health care is circulated by Blair Jenkins, Yes Scotland's chief executive, alongside calls to be 'very active on social media'<p>The official Yes Scotland campaign has been accused of frightening voters over the NHS after it urged supporters to bombard …